Current COVID & Safety Guidelines

The Elk River Alano club follows the MN CDC recommendations for masking. Currently, people may choose to mask at any time. It recommended and suggested that people with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask. Masks are recommended to prevent the spread of any disease, these guidelines are suggested and not requirements for members. Any comments or concerns can be addressed with the Alano Board members.

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COVID-19 Update – November 2020 Stay Safe Minnesota Update

The Elk River Alano Club will remain open during the most recent Stay Safe Minnesota Restriction.  This is in accordance with Minnesota Executive Order 20-99, Section 6.a.vii 

vii. Sobriety and mental health support groups. Prohibited social gatherings do not include sobriety or other mental health support groups. Remote meetings are encouraged whenever possible. When remote meetings are not possible, smaller meetings of shorter duration are encouraged. Any in-person meetings must comply with applicable public health guidance, including relevant MDH guidance.

MASKS ARE REQUIRED.  Executive Order 20-81.  

Masks Are Required to be worn at ALL TIMES when in the facility and within 6 feet of people near and around the club.  If you are not willing to wear a mask please do not show up at the club.  Many at risk people are not attending meetings for fear of getting infected and people not wearing masks greatly increases this.   If you have a medical reason to not wear a mask you have two options, wear a face shield or attend remote meetings.  Individuals not wearing masks will be asked to put one on or leave the club.  

Any questions or concerns can be addressed to  Jim F. at 612-220-1895 or any board member.

Even though the building is open; if you do not feel safe attending an in-person meeting there are many online options that were in place before and surely more will continue to be set up going forward. Find a list of these AA online meetings at the AA Intergroup website.

Executive Orders and other guidance related to this post follow.

Stay Safe Guidance

Minnesota EO 20-81 – Requirement to wear face masks

Minnesota EO-20-99 – Info on the 4 week Dial Back

And in case you need reasons for the extra precautions the latest data from the State can be find here – Stay Safe Minnesota – Latest.


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Welcome To The Elk River Alano Society

Welcome to the Elk River Alano Society & Club Website.  We are glad you are here.  We provide a location for meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Al-Anon , NA Narcotics Anonymous, ACA, and other 12-step recovery meetings in the Elk River area.

We are located in Otsego Minnesota at 9231 Odean Avenue North East, Otsego MN 55330. Our phone number is 763-441-7589.  Our Email Address is

The groups at Elk River Alano serve AA in the East Central Minnesota AA District 5 and are part of Northern Minnesota Area 35 of Alcoholics Anonymous.

You can find a schedule of Meetings In District 5 at this link:  District 5 Meeting List or view the Elk River Alano AA and Al-Anon meeting schedules using the links at the top of our website.

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